Veterinary Assistant Certificate
San Juan College

Program Details

The online Veterinary Assistant Certificate prepares students to hep veterinarians with animal care, including assisting with the animals during visits and overnight stays, cleaning cages, bathing animals, sterilizing equipment, feeding, weighing, and ensuring the overall wellbeing of animals in the vet’s care.  The curriculum covers a variety of topics including veterinary nursing care, business procedures, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology, and medical terminology.  Students also learn about vet anesthesia, small animal diseases, and medical care, as well as learning to communicate effectively with pet owners and co-workers.


This degree program requires 32-33 credits for completion.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official high school and/or college transcripts
  • Accuplacer placement tests (in house), if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission